Bob Odenkirk could also be identified for his Better Call Saul character Saul Goodman’s love of the Rusty Nail cocktail, however in actual life, he’s really not a big drinker — that’s till he appeared on an episode of Drunk History a few years back.
Throughout a panel at Paley Fest NY Monday, the fifty five year-old actor revealed he managed to get drunk for the very 1st time in 30 plus years whereas filming the Comedy Central present.
“It was scary for me to get drunk,” Odenkirk spoke on the panel.
“It was scary for me to get drunk,” Odenkirk spoke on the panel. This, in response to Web page Six, [Creator Derek Waters]. We had various conversations about it. I virtually backed out as a result of I haven’t been drunk in an extended, long time. Not that I used to be going for a world-record, however it was in all probability over 30 years.”
As for why Odenkirk felt apprehensive, the Emmy Award-winning actor defined he didn’t need to set a nasty example for his kids. Odenkirk shares two youngsters: son Nathan and daughter Erin with spouse Naomi.
In a 2013 dialog with Interview journal, Odenkirk revealed his father was an alcoholic.
“I’ve got children who are youngsters, each in adulthood now. I used to be slightly nervous about them seeing me on TV, actually drunk— like — vomiting drunk,” Odenkirk stated.
Regardless of his trepidation, Odenkirk agreed to shoot the episode. Throughout which he narrated the story of Disco Demolition Night— an anti-disco movement that occurred in 1979.
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The occasion, led by radio host Steve Dahl occurred at Comiskey Park in Chicago. When else? During a doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. On the surface, Dahl blew up a crate stuffed with disco vinyls, which resulted in chaos as followers rushed on to the open field.
“It was a troublesome time to do it and I simply bit the bullet. Derek was very protective of me,” Odenkirk stated on the panel. “However, I did drink two and a half double gin & tonics and 4 1/4 pints of tequila.”
“I used to be a functional drunk”, Odenkirk added.